View of Macquarie Street looking east

Macquarie Street is the southern-most of Parramatta’s 3 main avenues in Parramatta City, and has been identified as a possible route for the proposed light rail east - west route through the city with potential connections to the transport interchange via the future public domain of Parramatta Square.

The team was asked to re-design Macquarie Street as a key component of Parramatta’s transport interchange, with a two-way light rail system and platforms at Parramatta Square and Civic Link in the heart of the city.

The team presented a highly compelling narrative of the relationship between transport and Parramatta’s historical development and based their design around being compatible with other Light Rails Systems in Sydney. Plans of Route Options and typical street sections were prepared and compared. The final preferred option provided for the best integration of the platforms and tracks within the street. The proposal included:

  • A Two way system on Macquarie Street with side platforms on north and south pavements - traffic one-way west or east in central lane
  • Lines located on east and west pavements to maximise connectivity to pedestrian network
  • Route joins George Street at Harris Street Intersection and passes along the edge of the Robin Thomas Reserve
  • The suggestion for the potential North South light rail route to be relocated to Marsden Street (to protect amenity of Church Street)

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Two-way light rail - Option 2, Side platform

Macquarie Street is the southern-most of Parramatta’s 3 main avenues in Parramatta City, and has been identified as a possible route for the proposed light rail east - west route through the city with potential connections to the transport interchange via the future public domain of Parramatta Square.

The team was asked to re-design Macquarie Street as a key component of Parramatta’s transport interchange, with a two-way light rail system and platforms at Parramatta Square and Civic Link in the heart of the city.

The team presented a highly compelling narrative of the relationship between transport and Parramatta’s historical development and based their design around being compatible with other Light Rails Systems in Sydney. Plans of Route Options and typical street sections were prepared and compared. The final preferred option provided for the best integration of the platforms and tracks within the street. The proposal included:

  • A Two way system on Macquarie Street with side platforms on north and south pavements - traffic one-way west or east in central lane
  • Lines located on east and west pavements to maximise connectivity to pedestrian network
  • Route joins George Street at Harris Street Intersection and passes along the edge of the Robin Thomas Reserve
  • The suggestion for the potential North South light rail route to be relocated to Marsden Street (to protect amenity of Church Street)

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

Public Domain Plan - Space types

Macquarie Street is the southern-most of Parramatta’s 3 main avenues in Parramatta City, and has been identified as a possible route for the proposed light rail east - west route through the city with potential connections to the transport interchange via the future public domain of Parramatta Square.

The team was asked to re-design Macquarie Street as a key component of Parramatta’s transport interchange, with a two-way light rail system and platforms at Parramatta Square and Civic Link in the heart of the city.

The team presented a highly compelling narrative of the relationship between transport and Parramatta’s historical development and based their design around being compatible with other Light Rails Systems in Sydney. Plans of Route Options and typical street sections were prepared and compared. The final preferred option provided for the best integration of the platforms and tracks within the street. The proposal included:

  • A Two way system on Macquarie Street with side platforms on north and south pavements - traffic one-way west or east in central lane
  • Lines located on east and west pavements to maximise connectivity to pedestrian network
  • Route joins George Street at Harris Street Intersection and passes along the edge of the Robin Thomas Reserve
  • The suggestion for the potential North South light rail route to be relocated to Marsden Street (to protect amenity of Church Street)

Read more about this project in the Design Parramatta eBook.

  • 3. Macquarie Street Hero Image_NO HEADING
  • 2. Macquarie Street plan 2_100
  • 1. Macquarie St Plan_100